Rookies Bender, Chriss struggle shooting in Suns preseason loss to Jazz

BY foxsports • October 6, 2016

PHOENIX -- Rudy Gobert had 21 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots in Utah's first preseason victory.

Gobert was 13 for 14 from the foul line.

Brandon Knight scored 17 points for Phoenix.

SUNS: No. 4 pick Dragan Bender shot 3 for 7, missing all four 3-point attempts, and scored six points. He had been scoreless in his preseason debut. ... Rookie Marquese Chris, also a top-10 pick, shot 4 for 15 and scored 11 points. ... TJ Warren had 15 points and Devin Booker 11.

JAZZ: Guard Dante Exum sat out the second half with a hyperextended left knee. He sat out last season with a torn ACL in the same knee. ... Trey Lyles had 16 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 15.

UP NEXT: Utah (1-1) visits the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday. Phoenix (1-1) visits Portland on Friday.



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